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Assistant Bioinformatics Scientist - School of Medicine Orthopaedics at Emory University

Assistant Bioinformatics Scientist - School of Medicine Orthopaedics

Emory University Atlanta, GA (Onsite) Full-Time
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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine is seeking applications for a Research Scientist position to grow their multidisciplinary musculoskeletal research program focusing on sports medicine, neuroscience, injury biomechanics, and human performance. Successful candidates will be expected to support collaborations with clinician scientists in the Sports Performance And Research Center (SPARAC) and the Department of Orthopaedics. This position will have the applicant's effort dedicated entirely towards research activities including the pursuit of extramural federal funding to support center research initiatives.


* Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Scientist, Bioinformatics performs a wide range of highly technical and complex bioinformatics procedures.
* Qualification for this position requires demonstrated expertise in designing and developing software, databases, and interfaces for analyzing and manipulating research data applications including expertise with simple programming using Perl/Python or Java, statistical programming, web-development, and database query through SQL.
* This role collaborates with researchers to develop high throughput data processing and analysis capability.
* Directs and guides database searches and the computational analysis of resulting data.
* Provides direct technical support and helps guide, implement, and maintain further improvements to bioinformatics software, databases, and interfaces and works with the entire bioinformatics team to diagnose and fix related issues.
* May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate.
* Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team. Performs other responsibilities as required.


* PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, biological or physical science and three years of experience.
* Experience prior to achieving the PhD will be considered.
* Candidates must demonstrate national prominence and scientific leadership in one or more of the above research areas.
* This includes a clear and prolific record of scientific publications as well as a detailed knowledge of advanced experimental techniques in injury biomechanics and human performance.


* Experience with advanced analytics including machine learning, AI or related statistical modeling of human movement data is desired.
* The ideal candidate will have experience in coupled biomechanics/neuroscience as it related to injury epidemiology with a preference toward injury prevention, rehabilitation, and sport performance research.
* Experience with neuroimaging, EMG/EEG/MEG neuromodulation, software engineering, and best-practice analytical methods for managing, storing, analyzing, and visualizing biometric data to facilitate research goals is also preferred.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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